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Bill O'Reilly To Atheist David Silverman: 'You Are A Fascist!' (VIDEO)

Bill O'Reilly To Atheist David Silverman: 'You Are A Fascist!' (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 30, 2012 at 03:36:00 in Media

“Presecution?

Did you mean prosecution or persecution, never mind, it makes no difference, in that you opinion is inane.

That the cultural element to religion is exactly what freedom denies; that the western democracies have flourished in such denial; that the majority religion shall have no privileges and no advantages; that the individual can impose freedom from religion on the majority religion; it is not an accident that these truths are the foundation of the free world.

If it only to be that the majority religion should prevail, let us start the bloody war to reduce the number of persons of an opposing religion.

Right now it is Christianity, but I'm sure an atom bomb here or there would reduce their numbers.”

EastOverWest on Nov 30, 2012 at 04:06:02

“Incorrect. Weak and failing nations inevitable turn to egalitarianism, place outside identities on an equal level with their own. Without the agency granted from being part of the majority, nations quickly crumble into factions and infighting. Yours just isn't old enough to have experienced this enough times.

The rest are just snide attempts at passing off your strawman as my opinion. This is what every response here has been, and it is evidence they have no argument.

Who said individuals could not be free from the majority religion? Who said this meant "bloody war to reduce the number of persons of an opposing religion"?

That's right, nobody.

But I do welcome atomic weapons over western cities, right after I move out of Canada.”
Walmart Death: Alleged Shoplifter Dies After Altercation With Employees

Walmart Death: Alleged Shoplifter Dies After Altercation With Employees

Commented Nov 29, 2012 at 01:54:34 in Crime

“I would not like to see you jailed for killing anyone at all.

Neither you nor security staff have any authority to label anyone a criminal; only a court and jury can do that.

Walmart security staff, like all private security staff; is specifically instructed that they cannot pursue suspects outside of the store; they cannot violently restrain suspects; they can verbally request compliance but they can do nothing at all to enforce compliance on an unwilling citizen.

They must rely on their witness statements and any additional evidence, such as video evidence, to catch suspects who are not compliant; they cannot chase them, they cannot assault them, they certainly cannot kill them.

Walmart security staff are not police, they have no more authority than any private citizen, they have no authority to use force, and especially no authority to use deadly force.

My police force, like every police force in the free world, advises me that should I be victim of a thief, I should exactly stand there and let the robbery occur and do nothing to escalate the situation to violence, as human life and safety is far more important than property - both mine and the police.

This is good advice, I have followed it in the past, and I would follow it in the future. I am not a thief, and also do not want anyone who suspects me of being a thief, as you apparently do, to feel free to violently confront me to the”
Walmart Death: Alleged Shoplifter Dies After Altercation With Employees

Walmart Death: Alleged Shoplifter Dies After Altercation With Employees

Commented Nov 27, 2012 at 02:03:39 in Crime

“I see no criminal being killed; I stand with the law that says only juries and courts can declare a person a criminal. In the absence of such, he is innocent.

It is not self defense for an employee to chase somebody they suspect of shoplifting; it would only be self defense if they were pursued by somebody they suspect of shoplifting.

The side of the law that I support is utterly opposed to what you support; has made it quite clear that it is opposed to it; and courts and juries indeed try employees like these employees of the homicide, and if found guilty, impose sentence.

Employers like Walmart also are quite clear that they oppose what you support.

And if you ever act out your vigilante fantasy, I certainly hope that you are caught, tried, convicted and sentenced for it. Because the law that I support is the law of the land, and your ignorance of it is no excuse.

BTW, apprehension does not mean what you think it means.”

excursioner on Nov 27, 2012 at 16:30:10

“GrahmyCanny,
I am certain you would like to see me jailed. You don't like Conservatives. Thanks for your wishes.
I too would like to see you act according to your hypocritical statement should somebody ever try to take your property I hope you would stand there watching them and do nothing. If you did try to stop them and they decided to attack you like this CRIMINAL did to the security staff then I do hope you will walk your talk and NOT defend yourself. I hope you just stand there and take it as you expected these SECURITY staff members to do.
The security staff is employed to confront THIEVES. Per company policy they are trained to back off if it should turn violent. Sometimes it is not that easy to back off. Sometimes violent CRIMINALS do not respect the fact that one has backed off and will continue their attack. That is when it becomes necessary to DEFEND oneself or be injured or killed. I hope if you are ever in that position you rigidly stick to what you expected these security officers to do.
Those that defend the behavior of CRIMINALS do so because they relate to what the CRIMINAL is doing. They see themselves possibly in that position someday and do not want the security staff to defend themselves. I suspect that is the case here GrahmyCanny.”
Walmart Death: Alleged Shoplifter Dies After Altercation With Employees

Walmart Death: Alleged Shoplifter Dies After Altercation With Employees

Commented Nov 26, 2012 at 13:27:43 in Crime

“What shoplifter? An accusation is not a conviction. This citizen will never be convicted of shoplifting, given that the citizen is dead.

But it is highly likely that the persons who stand accused of killing him will be convicted, and if they are, they will be imprisoned to prevent them from killing people without authority or justification.”

excursioner on Nov 26, 2012 at 17:18:55

“GrahmCany,
You can stand with the immorality of the criminal who pushed his apprehension to the level of fatal injuries. It only goes to show which side of the law you support. If the thief had just surrendered peacefully nothing would have happened to him. He CHOSE to steal and he CHOSE to fight when stopped. He CHOSE his fate. The employees who DEFENDED their compainies property had the right to self defense when the CRIMINAL decided not to surrender peacefully.”
After Hurricane Sandy, The Costs Of Doing Nothing To Protect New York Come Into Focus

After Hurricane Sandy, The Costs Of Doing Nothing To Protect New York Come Into Focus

Commented Nov 23, 2012 at 10:50:04 in New York

“The farmhouses at Knap of Howar in Scotland still stand, even older than the pyramids...”
After Hurricane Sandy, The Costs Of Doing Nothing To Protect New York Come Into Focus

After Hurricane Sandy, The Costs Of Doing Nothing To Protect New York Come Into Focus

Commented Nov 23, 2012 at 10:04:33 in New York

“Bad analogy that. I think that alcohol or drug abusers should have free medical care at the point of delivery, as should everybody else, and the United States is the only free and prosperous country that does not agree.”
After Hurricane Sandy, The Costs Of Doing Nothing To Protect New York Come Into Focus

After Hurricane Sandy, The Costs Of Doing Nothing To Protect New York Come Into Focus

Commented Nov 23, 2012 at 01:09:31 in New York

“Well, the pyramids in Egypt are still standing...”

wtf is this on Nov 23, 2012 at 01:58:01

“They keep getting covered in sand.  Any other ideas?”
After Hurricane Sandy, The Costs Of Doing Nothing To Protect New York Come Into Focus

After Hurricane Sandy, The Costs Of Doing Nothing To Protect New York Come Into Focus

Commented Nov 23, 2012 at 01:06:02 in New York

“Um. I don't think it is the horizontal distance from a beach, but the vertical distance...”

Chipher on Nov 23, 2012 at 07:10:49

“The existing Federal Coastal Zone Management laws in place since the 1980s are horizontal. The FEMA Flood Zone Regulations in place
since the 1990s are vertical. Both prohibit building where these folks
did, and now that the houses are all gone, they should stay that way.
No different from alcohol or drug abusers wanting free medical care.”
Thanksgiving Dinner Cost A LOT More Money 100 Years Ago

Thanksgiving Dinner Cost A LOT More Money 100 Years Ago

Commented Nov 22, 2012 at 01:04:44 in Business

“Thomas Jefferson never ever ever said that.”
Tully Wilson, 'Chef Wanted' Winner, Claims Todd English Didn't Give Him Prize Job At Olives NYC

Tully Wilson, 'Chef Wanted' Winner, Claims Todd English Didn't Give Him Prize Job At Olives NYC

Commented Nov 17, 2012 at 03:03:04 in Home

“Seems to me some of the commentors, noting that the contract did not guarantee the job, miss the point of law.

Of course the contract cannot guarantee a prize as of, in this case, a particular job. There is a remote possibility that even the winning chef is so subpar as to be unemployable. An asteroid might strike the restaurant. A bankruptcy might be filed. Such clauses in contracts are to prepare for imaginable but unlikely contingencies, that can be used as defenses if the sponsor is in fact unable to award the prize, and if they are unable to award the prize, they must assert the reasons.

This is because if they do not award the prize the onus shifts to them to defend against a charge of misrepresentation or fraud: the accusation would be, as they did not award the prize, that they did not intend to award the prize at all, and so the entire contract was fraudulent.

Then, in their defense, they can cite the contract terms and specify what exactly stopped them from awarding the prize.

"We never guaranteed you a job" is not a defense when you held out a job in order to profit in some way, it is only a defense if you actually intended to offer a job and was prevented by some reason from following through.”

willbfree60 on Nov 17, 2012 at 15:06:40

“You might have a better chance of success pursuing the network and/or production company for fraud, in light of how few (if any) of these contests seem to result in the awarding of the specified prize. The quiz show scandals of the '50s are an imperfect example of what could happen, if only the public hadn't become so jaded and cynical.”
Jupiter Explosion: Burst Of Light Spotted On Planet's Surface By Amateur Astronomers (VIDEO)

Jupiter Explosion: Burst Of Light Spotted On Planet's Surface By Amateur Astronomers (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 14, 2012 at 11:13:13 in Science

“Um, Jupiter has no surface. None at all. It is a gas giant. This is something striking the upper cloud deck of Jupiter's atmosphere.

Jupiter is thought to have a solid core of indeterminate composition. However, at the pressures on Jupiter, the atmosphere transitions into liquid that then transitions into solid without any actual surface that could be defined or stood on, for example.”
Man Pays $137 Traffic Ticket With 137 Origami Pigs In Donut Boxes (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Man Pays $137 Traffic Ticket With 137 Origami Pigs In Donut Boxes (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Commented Sep 13, 2012 at 22:08:51 in Money

“In the US, currency is legal tender for private debts, and must be accepted. However, there is no law that says it must be accepted as payment in advance, rather than of a debt. So it depends what kind of cashier you were.

If you were accepting payments for bills for goods or services already provided, like an electric bill, it was a debt, and you must accept legal tender. If you were accepting payments for goods and services yet to be provided, like at a grocery store, it does not have to be accepted.

So, at a fine French restaurant, where they serve you and present the bill, they must accept it. At Mickey D's, where they charge you and then serve you, they do not.”

Scarlett77 on Sep 14, 2012 at 16:42:24

“So according to you...I'm right and they had to accept the origami pig dollars. I cashiered at a restaraunt, McD's and Village Pantry.”
Oldest Message In A Bottle: 97-Year-Old Note Sets New World Record

Oldest Message In A Bottle: 97-Year-Old Note Sets New World Record

Commented Aug 30, 2012 at 22:23:04 in World

“How much is six english pence from 1914?

In 1914 the English did not have decimal currency; the currency was based on the pound Stirling, that is, one troy pound of 92.5% pure silver.

The pound of silver was divided into 66 shillings, literally, the shillings were made of silver,
containing 1/66 of a pound of silver. Each shilling was worth 12 pence.

The sixpence coin was also literally made of silver, and weighed half of what a shilling did. So the sixpence coin was also known as a half shilling. If you work it out, it contained 2.828 grams of silver.

Right now, silver is selling for $974.82/kg (US Spot price), so a 1914 sixpence value in silver is $2.76

On another angle, according to the Bank of England inflation calculator, one pound from 1914 is equal to 94.67 pounds today. With decimalization in 30 June 1980, the pound was divided into 100 pence and the former sixpence was set at 2.5 new pence. So it would be worth $2.36.

It is remarkable that the value of the silver in the 1914 coin is almost exactly the value of the money after inflation even though the coinage is not silver and has been recast in decimal terms in the meantime.

Looking at it from another angle, an un-circulated mint condition 1914 sixpence might sell for around $50, more than the value of the silver or the inflation adjusted amount.”

MolliBlum on Sep 1, 2012 at 08:14:54

“Wow -- that's what I call attention to detail... thanks!”

SueZbell on Sep 1, 2012 at 03:35:33

“Think what the 97 year old coin would have been worth if it had been included w/the note.”

canolli on Aug 31, 2012 at 13:50:19

“Very interesting and greatly appreciated. Now I know. Thanks”

Catriona on Aug 31, 2012 at 13:36:11

“Brilliant analysis.”

EC001 on Aug 31, 2012 at 13:28:27

“Very erudite explanation, but the bottom line is who cares about the money? To hold a piece of history is priceless,”

REDSTATEREFUGEE on Aug 31, 2012 at 09:08:12

“Well-documented post.....Thanks....”

chuck wasserman on Aug 31, 2012 at 06:54:41

“nice”
Richard Eggers Fired From Wells Fargo For 'Stupid Stunt' He Committed Nearly 50 Years Ago

Richard Eggers Fired From Wells Fargo For 'Stupid Stunt' He Committed Nearly 50 Years Ago

Commented Aug 28, 2012 at 21:43:57 in Business

“In this case, they got the records from a Florida company called First Advantage.

Not only that, but the records supplied by First Advantage were wrong. First Advantage reported that the employee had been convicted of fraud.

The Warren County Courthouse actually found the original file, and confirmed that he was not convicted of fraud, but of "operating a coin changing machine by false means", which is minor theft, not fraud at all.

According to the new regulations, the bank need not have fired him, because being convicted of theft is not being "convicted of a crime involving dishonesty, breach of trust or money laundering" (even if it was theft of laundry services...)

Can't claim any original research in this reply. I simply followed the links in the article above...”
Waverider X-51A, Hypersonic Aircraft, Could Fly From NY To LA In Less Than An Hour (VIDEO)

Waverider X-51A, Hypersonic Aircraft, Could Fly From NY To LA In Less Than An Hour (VIDEO)

Commented Aug 14, 2012 at 23:40:29 in Los Angeles

“"Amazingly, the aircraft's engine has virtually no moving parts and is able to burn and run on oxygen instead of needing to carry large fuel tanks".

That certainly would be amazing. How on earth does one burn oxygen? One burns fuels in oxygen. Oxygen, all by itself, will not ignite.

Rather, this engine is able to burn fuel using atmospheric oxygen, rather than having to carry large liquid oxygen tanks with which to burn the fuel, like the space shuttle had to carry.

The sorry state of science comprehension, of even simple things, like oxygen cannot burn, is sad. And if you follow the link, it does not explain that this scramjet burns oxygen, just that, like all scramjets, it uses atmospheric oxygen to burn fuel.”

vidtrainer110 on Aug 15, 2012 at 00:19:42

“I doubt such a system will ever be used commercially. By 2050 much more cost effective technologies are possible at much lower cost and much lower risk. Even something very advanced like microwave powered lightcraft would likely be more cost effective (huge obstacles there too, like infrastructure for constant push etc.) in the long run.”

ruckas356 on Aug 15, 2012 at 00:06:37

“pure oxygen is flammable.. u see the signs on air tanks all the time”

USAmerican100 on Aug 14, 2012 at 23:55:02

“Yes, very poor reporting/writing.”

c2morow on Aug 14, 2012 at 23:45:39

“I understand where you are coming from and what you are talking about, however, not all understand on the level that you or others might be on. Kudos to you for your understanding, but media appeals to the masses, and if they do not understand, then they dont click.”
John Clark Saves Child From Drowning, Receives Huge Medical Bill

John Clark Saves Child From Drowning, Receives Huge Medical Bill

Commented Aug 4, 2012 at 01:33:43 in Business

“I remember, decades ago, saving somebody, who could not approve his own ambulance ride (unlike this story, I did not need medical help), and the ambulance attendants tried to get me to sign for the ambulance trip.

I told them to go stuff themselves, after they rode him to the hospital.

Yep, in Canada,

but here are the rules today, for example in Ontario,

http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/publications/ohip/amb.aspx
Onion Listeria Recall Expands To Multiple States, Canada

Onion Listeria Recall Expands To Multiple States, Canada

Commented Aug 2, 2012 at 00:12:53 in Home

“Why do people shop there?

For example, a Canadian market profile of Trader Joe's might line up with Loblaws of Thompson's empire, but they have staff right there visibly chopping the vegetables that you buy pre-cut, in salads, or vegetable platters, or convenience foods, etc., using the produce that they are selling whole in their produce selection at quite the price premium to the market (The Thompson family has many brands of grocery markets, from the cheapest to the most expensive ... Loblaws)

Having said that, buying one of their salads for a single person is cheaper than buying the individual ingredients in the cheapest grocery, as their salads are sized for two servings, and the ingredients themselves if purchased whole will produce at least six servings, wasting food and money for the single person.

So, when I go to Loblaws, that is exactly what I buy, their pre-cut vegetables that are cut right in front of you, to save money and not waste food.”
Saudi Arabia Bans Smoking In Most Public Places

Saudi Arabia Bans Smoking In Most Public Places

Commented Jul 31, 2012 at 23:57:32 in World

“Hmm, "next up" actually means follows, so I'm not sure how you can say that I am putting words in your mouth...

And the US, unlike the Saudi's, is actually famous for tackling the problem of restraints of freedom, and not, as you suppose, restricting freedom.”
Onion Listeria Recall Expands To Multiple States, Canada

Onion Listeria Recall Expands To Multiple States, Canada

Commented Jul 31, 2012 at 23:53:48 in Home

“Okay, they may be lazy. They may be disabled. They may be depressed, they may have a primal fear of knives, they may be all sorts of things, to be buying packaged pre-chopped onions.

But I cannot see packaged pre-chopped onions on the list of recalled items, what I see are assembled convenience food.

Did Trader Joe's staff chop the onions, or did they buy them pre-packaged to sell to the public?

I have never seen pre-packaged, chopped onions that were not part of some assembled convenience food for sale anywhere in my life.”

exchef100 on Aug 1, 2012 at 08:40:49

“They came in prepackaged.”
Onion Listeria Recall Expands To Multiple States, Canada

Onion Listeria Recall Expands To Multiple States, Canada

Commented Jul 31, 2012 at 23:49:35 in Home

“A single onion, cucumber, pepper, head of lettuce, tomato, bunch of celery, bunch of carrots, etc. makes a salad for six.

It is not where do I shop, it is how much do you eat?”
Women And Children First? Shipwreck Study Shows Men More Likely To Survive Maritime Disasters

Women And Children First? Shipwreck Study Shows Men More Likely To Survive Maritime Disasters

Commented Jul 31, 2012 at 23:05:52 in Science

“I think that it is high time that every academic institution in the world add to its motto, "publish or perish" that if you publish behind a paywall, it is not considered published at all, and you will perish.

The taxpayers of Sweden do not support economists at Uppsala University to hide their findings behind paywalls.

Every professor of any tax payer funded university anywhere in the world who publishes behind a paywall should be stripped of tenure, and if they repeat the offense, discredited, academically humiliated, summarily fired and blacklisted.

Just look at the comments here, everybody would have answers if this was published in the open.

And the media should stop reporting, and the academies should stop referencing, and the public should stop giving credence to any paper published behind a paywall.

We should all take the attitude, if I can't see the evidence myself, it is not true.

Its like me going up to you and saying after receiving a government grant to research it, I have proof that Santa Clause exists. Pay me money, and I'll show it to you.

We're just supposed to take their word for it, without paying first?”
Onion Listeria Recall Expands To Multiple States, Canada

Onion Listeria Recall Expands To Multiple States, Canada

Commented Jul 31, 2012 at 22:08:09 in Home

“For single people too, precuts are a god send, you want to make one garden salad but to make it yourself, you need to buy enough whole vegetables to feed six.”

ChefWithAKnife on Jul 31, 2012 at 22:46:04

“GrahamInCanada where do you shop? Is the only store near you a Costco? I can buy a single onion, cucumber, pepper and head of lettuce at any regular gocery store. You might consider a remedial cooking course in your future. Oh and there is this really cool invention. They are called baggies and plastic containers. They are wonderful.”
Onion Listeria Recall Expands To Multiple States, Canada

Onion Listeria Recall Expands To Multiple States, Canada

Commented Jul 31, 2012 at 22:06:59 in Home

“These onions were not sold to consumers, they were sold to other companies that make convenience foods.”
Onion Listeria Recall Expands To Multiple States, Canada

Onion Listeria Recall Expands To Multiple States, Canada

Commented Jul 31, 2012 at 22:06:07 in Home

“These pre-chopped onions were not sold to consumers, they were sold to packagers of convenience foods, like ready mix stir fries and frozen pizza...”

exchef100 on Jul 31, 2012 at 22:12:31

“As a former employee of Trader Joe's in NYC (3 years) they absolutely do sell packaged pre-chopped onions. As a former chef, it broke my heart knowing that people are that lazy.”
Onion Listeria Recall Expands To Multiple States, Canada

Onion Listeria Recall Expands To Multiple States, Canada

Commented Jul 31, 2012 at 22:05:05 in Home

“Well, I don't know that they don't, but I've never seen them that way.

This company peels, slices and dices onions in huge batches used by other companies to produce convenience food, from egg salad sandwiches to stir fries to dips to pizzas.

Specialty producer that sells into the corporate supply chain, not to consumers.”

J P P on Aug 1, 2012 at 00:18:25

“"convenience food" [vomiting sound in background].

Uuufff! Pardon my manners. ;)”
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